‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Details

Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson reveal the challenges ahead of them in building off the original 1982 sci-fi classic.

Producers Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson talk Blade Runner
Producers Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson talk Blade Runner
The big news yesterday was that Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment are teaming up for new sequels and prequels to the 1982 classic Blade Runner. Producers Broderick Johnson and Andrew A. Kosove recently gave more details on the projects, revealing they never wanted to remake the original sci-fi thriller, but plan on building off the movie's mythology while utilizing today's technology. Here's what Andrew A. Kosove had to say.

"The Blade Runner lore is kind of irresistible. And the extraordinary pace of technological advancement since the movie came out means that there are a lot of opportunities to do something fresh."

Andrew A. Kosove also acknowledged the tremendous fan base for Blade Runner, and the challenges in coming up with an original story.

"The risk is not just getting a movie made but coming up with a story that really justifies coming back one to one of the great science-fiction stories. A lot of filmmakers have borrowed from Blade Runner in the intervening years, and we want to make sure we don't look like we're borrowing from the movies that borrowed from it. Coming up with something original on our part is a real threshold issue. We know there are tremendous challenges here."

Blade Runner is set in the year 2019, where Rick Dekkard (Harrison Ford) tracks down "replicants," robots disguised as humans. Since the actual year 2019 isn't too far away, a prequel would likely be set in a year fairly close to the present day. Broderick Johnson revealed that a prequel would be set in an alternate universe.

Ridley Scott directed Blade Runner and it isn't known if he will be involved in these new projects, although Andrew A. Kosove revealed he would like to have the director on board.

"We haven't met Ridley Scott, but the thought of re-engaging with his artistic vision is very exciting, and [him directing] is something we think would be wonderful."

It isn't clear if a Blade Runner prequel or a Blade Runner sequel will come first out of this new deal between Alcon and Warner Bros.

Blade Runner was released June 25th, 1982 and stars Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James. The film is directed by Ridley Scott.

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Comments (24)

  1. Jerome Michael Rogan

    Actor and Film Short adventurer "Jerome Michael Rogan" has become Marvelous details below

    3 years agoby @Jerome-Michael-RoganFlag

  2. knightofniceniche

    Actor "Jerome Michael Rogan" Is Tipped to have a Part in this Sequel,as a Character,within a Team of Blade Runners, on a Perilous mission,On an Off World Recreational Facility.
    Locating escaped Replicants,Where the Hunters become the Hunted!

    4 years agoby @knightofniceFlag

  3. Andrew Thompson

    thats funny i was just thinking about that yesterday when i read about the prequel/sequel news.... he would be great for them....or if he was still around dan obannon but its a shame because he would do justice to this and the alien prequels....

    4 years agoby @andrew-thompsonFlag

  4. Dan


    So apparently they want Chris Nolan to helm these. Well, good luck with that I say.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  5. Felipe Collazo

    I fell in love with Bladerunner when I saw it a few years ago... I wouldn't mind this if they're good, but please don't ruin it with lame money-grabber sequels...

    4 years agoby @Felipe-CollazoFlag

  6. The King of Thorns

    Good god, no. Why the f*ck are they doing this? It's the definition of unnecessary.

    4 years agoby @rexspinasFlag

  7. watchall

    GOD do we really need another Blade Runner movie?........ The first was nothing more than OVERHYPED grapfest. With it's BIG....... Long........ slow....... looks at the city. It was nothing more than a "OH look at my effects" film. Blade Runner: The Final Cut....Longer......Slower......looks at the city. " Look Look see what we can do with our effects now"

    4 years agoby @watchallFlag

  8. SherlockHolmes2009

    This is a dumb idea

    4 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  9. CelluloidDreams

    How Dare They Tamper With This Masterpiece!

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    Love "Blade Runer"...but why!??!?!?

    4 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. Pjwolsker

    they have books that are based as sequels. i wonder if they'll relate to them. i can see them bringing back ford like they did for Bridges in Tron but they have some unknown be the main star

    4 years agoby @pjwolskerFlag

  12. The Dark Knight

    they better bring back Ford

    4 years agoby @thedarkknight23Flag

  13. m2

    I smell 3D : (

    4 years agoby @m2Flag

  14. Bernardo de Paiva

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO DON`T DO IT!!! Don't touch something that doesnt need too.... =////

    4 years agoby @bernardo-de-paivaFlag

  15. Furankisan

    Are we finally going to see electric sheep? Bad joke, eh? well this whole thing is a bad joke. And they want a franchise out of this. no shame the old mighty dollar...

    4 years agoby @furankisanFlag

  16. nitti21

    If this happens, they need a bloody good director and not a by the numbers type like Brett Ratner, or their going to f*cking ruin it.

    4 years agoby @nitti21Flag

  17. CUPID

    Will i think its is, YEAH.

    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  18. Dan

    Blade Runner 2: The Search for More Money.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  19. Ownsin

    @cupid This is really not awesome at all! Hollywood stop screwing up good old movies ffs!!!

    4 years agoby @ownsinFlag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Blade Runner 2: Attack of the Replicants

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  21. CUPID


    4 years agoby @cupidFlag

  22. thedude-abides

    Eh. Get Ridley Scott and Harrison Ford on board, then we'll talk. These people just can't leave a good thing alone anymore.

    4 years agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  23. Dan

    F*ck this idea.

    4 years agoby @dan1Flag

  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Let's hope these two dudes back up their statement about getting something original out of it and and what not. While I'm speculative of this, I'll keep a positive attitude about it.

    4 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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